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Ra'eesa Pather

Ra'eesa Pather

Ra’eesa Pather is a general news journalist with the Mail & Guardian’s online team. She cut her teeth at The Daily Vox in Cape Town before moving to Johannesburg and joining the M&G. She's written about memory, race and gender in columns and features, and has dabbled in photography.
The former Zanu-PF man who believes his party can shake up Zimbabwe’s politics
The former Zanu-PF man who believes his party can shake up Zimbabwe’s politics
It’s politics and not activism that will change Zimbabwe. This is how Acie Lumumba (28), a former Zanu-PF youth leader, sees his country. In June...
#SABCInquiry: SABC delegation walks out of Parliament inquiry
#SABCInquiry: SABC delegation walks out of Parliament inquiry
A delegation from the SABC has walked out of a parliamentary inquiry into the fitness of their board after saying that documents had not been made...
Herman Mashaba defends his comments stating “illegal” immigrants are criminals
Herman Mashaba defends his comments stating “illegal” immigrants are criminals
Johannesburg mayor Herman Mashaba has reiterated and defended his statements that foreign nationals who are in Johannesburg without documentation...
Wits University announces 8% fee increase for 2017
Wits University announces 8% fee increase for 2017
The University of the Witwatersrand announced on Monday that there would be an 8% increase next year for tuition and residence fees for local...
Hout Bay: Hartley’s racism and the way it speaks about land
Hout Bay: Hartley’s racism and the way it speaks about land
Amidst the furore surrounding the racist nature of Vanessa Hartley’s Facebook post about black people in Hout Bay, we are once more reminded that...
The public gallery: Activists continue to seek justice for murdered sex worker
The public gallery: Activists continue to seek justice for murdered sex worker
The Iziko South African National Gallery has agreed to amend an exhibition by Zwelethu Mthethwa, a man on trial for the murder of Nokuphila Kumalo...
Mantashe: NEC affirmed Zuma is president of South Africa
Mantashe: NEC affirmed Zuma is president of South Africa
ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe said there was no vote for President Jacob Zuma to step down at the ANC national executive committe (NEC)...
ANC NEC: The outcomes we already know
ANC NEC: The outcomes we already know
The ANC will announce the outcomes of its three-day long national executive committee (NEC) meeting on Tuesday. It may be the most anticipated NEC...
Shaun Abrahams tells Zuma why he should remain boss of the NPA
Shaun Abrahams tells Zuma why he should remain boss of the NPA
National director of public prosecutions (NDPP) Shaun Abrahams made today’s deadline to submit documents to the presidency on why he should not...
Busisiwe Mkhwebane: There are no charges against Madonsela
Busisiwe Mkhwebane: There are no charges against Madonsela
Public protector Busisiwe Mkwhebane has rubbished reports that she has laid criminal charges against former public protector Thuli Madonsela. She...
#RapeAtJunction report: Wits student accommodation staff failed complainant
#RapeAtJunction report: Wits student accommodation staff failed complainant
A report into an incident of rape at the University of the Witwatersrand has found that the university’s student accommodation staff failed a...
Robertson Winery workers vow to fight on after landmark settlement
Robertson Winery workers vow to fight on after landmark settlement
After three months of strike action, workers at Robertson Winery have secured a wage increase. They are celebrating the victory of a campaign that...